Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Lens Workout at Pensthorpe Natural Park
No better place than the Wader Aviary at Pensthorpe to practise bird photography with the Fuji 100-400mm. The lighting was rather variable but generally pleased with the results. For Paul and Dinah, in particular, this is on manual focus with AE-L set to single or continuous focus (jury still out on this one) and highlight peaking on. So I use the AE-L button to focus and then, if time, touch the focus ring which enlarges the image with highlight peaking on to adjust point of focus. With the Bearded Tits relied just on the AE-L focusing and was pretty successful though the mirrorless system makes picking up moving bird difficult (?impossible?). The Ruffs are in full breeding plumage as are the Black-tailed Godwits. The Bearded Tits are always a challenge and great to photograph two endangered species Corncrake and Turtle Dove. Avocets as always a delight.